The Truth about Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

The Truth about Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

The term “Uterine Artery Embolization” will probably conjure up gruesome images of some surgery or painful procedure. However, in reality, it is a minimally invasive procedure.

It is used to treat uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths or tumors in the uterus. UAE is also referred to as uterine fibroid embolization. Thousands of women have undergone this procedure and have benefitted from it.

The procedure itself involves a doctor using a catheter to inject embolic agents into the arteries in the uterus. The theory behind this is simple.

Fibroids need a constant steady flow of blood which is rich in nutrients for them to grow. The small particles (embolic agents) that are injected into the uterine arteries block and obstruct the blood flow to the fibroid. In essence, what this does is cut the fuel which the fibroids need to grow.

Without blood flowing to the fibroid, it will slowly starve, shrink and die off. A well-deserved death.

Uterine artery embolization is often done when a woman who has fibroids experiences severe symptoms that range from excessive or prolonged bleeding, abdominal swelling, painful cramps, etc. The procedure will kill off the fibroids and bring relief to the sufferer. Unlike hysterectomy or myomectomy, which are more invasive surgical procedures, UAE is much less risky.

Women often choose UAE because they wish to keep their uterus and they also fear major surgery. Most often, this procedure is best suited for premenopausal women. Just like any procedure, there are risks involved. However, the risks are minimal and the procedure is pretty safe.

The possible risks would be infection, damage to other organs or the procedure may negatively impact any future pregnancies. When the fibroids start to die off, there may be a possibility of bacterial growth which will lead to an infection. This is often prevented with a course of antibiotics which are often prescribed after the procedure.

When the UAE procedure is done, while it may shut off blood supply to the fibroids, there is a possibility that the blood supply may also be cut off from the ovaries. This is due to the fact that the ovaries and uterus share the same blood vessels.

There is also the risk that a woman may have problems conceiving in future. Don’t let this panic you. There are thousands of women who have gone on to have happy, healthy babies after undergoing this procedure. Just note that there are risks such as pregnancy complications, displaced placentas, etc. It would be wise to speak to a qualified doctor regarding these issues.

To conclude, while uterine artery embolization is a proven method to deal with fibroids, there are also natural remedies that can holistically solve the problem. Herbs and other remedies have been shown to starve the fibroids and kill them off too.

You just need to have the right information, be consistent and patient. Thousands of women with fibroids the size of oranges have used natural methods to shrink the fibroids and cure themselves. There was no need for medication, UAE or any surgical procedure.

Restore hormonal balance to the body, make conditions in the body difficult for fibroids to thrive in and the problem will solve itself. There are excellent guides available online that will guide you on curing yourself of fibroids naturally. Give them a try before you resort to any procedure. Always consult a doctor before doing anything.

 

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